Police have confirmed that three more suspects have been arrested in the Thabo Bester prison escape case.

Two of the suspects are 47 years of age and the third is 37 years old, all three are male and are all G4S employees.

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One suspect was arrested at his home in Botshabelo while the other two were arrested at their place of residence in Bloemfontein. All the latest arrests in the Thabo Bester case took place on Monday evening [26 June 2023].

More arrests in Thabo Bester case
Thabo Bester


The trio is expected to appear before the Bloemfontein Magistrates Court on Wednesday, 28 June 2023. They all face a charge of assisting an inmate to escape from lawful custody, violation of a corpse and corruption. Twelve suspects have been arrested in this case.

“The possibility of effecting more arrests cannot be ruled out,” said the Police.